Scout of the Year
Some of our earliest ties to the
community involve youth groups and perhaps none are stronger or more lasting
than the relationship between the VFW and America's scouting organizations. In
fact, our partnership with the Boy Scouts of America dates back to 1915 when
VFW Post 2100 helped to establish Troop 1 in Everett, Washington.
Our Scout of the Year program provides members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who display standout citizenship, patriotism and love of country with the opportunity to be rewarded with college scholarships of up to $5,000.
Below is the Department of Illinois Girl Scout of the Year Erin McBriarty along with Commander Don Boyer and Programs Committee Member Robert McLeod
It is not unseemly for a man to die fighting in defense of his country.
As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.